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India
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338 & 6d-312
244 & 5-334
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Australia vs India 3rd Test 2020/2021

Match Drawn
06 Jan 2021, Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia vs India Test Series 2020/21
Match Drawn

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MATCH DETAILS

TossAustralia won the toss and elected to bat.
Home TeamAustralia
Score: 338 & 6d-312 | Overs: 105.4 & 87.0
Away TeamIndia
Score: 244 & 5-334 | Overs: 100.4 & 131.0
SeriesAustralia vs India Test Series 2020/21
UmpiresReiffel, P R
Wilson, P
Oxenford, B N J
Match RefereeBoon, D C

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Cricket Betting

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Persistent rain in the lead-up to the Test match will make for a hard but likely greenish 1st day pitch. The odd showers are predicted on the first two days, with mostly dry weather thereafter.

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MATCH CENTRE

  • Scorecard
  • 2nd Inn India
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Rohit Sharma c: Starc b: Cummins 52 98 5 1 53.06
    Shubman Gill c: Paine b: Hazlewood 31 64 4 0 48.44
    Cheteshwar Pujara b: Hazlewood 77 205 12 0 37.56
    Ajinkya Rahane c: Wade b: Lyon 4 18 0 0 22.22
    Rishabh Pant c: Cummins b: Lyon 97 118 12 3 82.20
    Hanuma Vihari not out 23 161 4 0 14.29
    Ravichandran Ashwin not out 39 128 7 0 30.47
    Total (131.0 Ov, RR: 2.55) 334/5
    Fall of wickets: 2-92 (Rohit Sharma, 30.2), 1-71 (Shubman Gill, 22.1), 5-272 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 88.2), 3-102 (Ajinkya Rahane, 35.4), 4-250 (Rishabh Pant, 79.1)
    BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
    Mitchell Starc 22.0 6 66 0 3.00 0 2
    Josh Hazlewood 26.0 12 39 2 1.50 0 1
    Pat Cummins 26.0 6 72 1 2.77 0 2
    Nathan Lyon 46.0 17 114 2 2.48 0 0
    Cameron Green 7.0 0 31 0 4.43 2 0
    Marnus Labuschagne 4.0 2 9 0 2.25 0 1
    2nd Inn Australia
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    David Warner lbw: Ashwin 13 29 1 0 44.83
    Will Pucovski c: (Sub) b: Siraj 10 16 2 0 62.50
    Marnus Labuschagne c: (Sub) b: Saini 73 118 9 0 61.86
    Steven Smith lbw: Ashwin 81 167 8 1 48.50
    Matthew Wade c: (Sub) b: Saini 4 11 1 0 36.36
    Cameron Green c: (Sub) b: Bumrah 84 132 8 4 63.64
    Tim Paine not out 39 52 6 0 75.00
    Total (87.0 Ov, RR: 3.59) 312/6
    Fall of wickets: 2-35 (David Warner, 9.2), 1-16 (Will Pucovski, 5.5), 3-138 (Marnus Labuschagne, 46.1), 5-208 (Steven Smith, 67.4), 4-148 (Matthew Wade, 48.6), 6-312 (Cameron Green, 86.6)
    BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
    Jasprit Bumrah 21.0 4 68 1 3.24 0 0
    Mohammed Siraj 25.0 5 90 1 3.60 0 1
    Navdeep Saini 16.0 2 54 2 3.38 0 2
    Ravichandran Ashwin 25.0 1 95 2 3.80 0 0
    1st Inn India
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Rohit Sharma c&b: Hazlewood 26 77 3 1 33.77
    Shubman Gill c: Green b: Cummins 50 101 8 0 49.50
    Cheteshwar Pujara c: Paine b: Cummins 50 176 5 0 28.41
    Ajinkya Rahane b: Cummins 22 70 1 1 31.43
    Hanuma Vihari run out (Hazlewood) 4 38 0 0 10.53
    Rishabh Pant c: Warner b: Hazlewood 36 67 4 0 53.73
    Ravindra Jadeja not out 28 37 5 0 75.68
    Ravichandran Ashwin run out (Cummins) 10 15 2 0 66.67
    Navdeep Saini c: Wade b: Starc 3 13 0 0 23.08
    Jasprit Bumrah run out (Labuschagne) 0 2 0 0 0.00
    Mohammed Siraj c: Paine b: Cummins 6 10 1 0 60.00
    Total (100.4 Ov, RR: 2.42) 244/10
    Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Rohit Sharma, 26.6), 2-85 (Shubman Gill, 32.1), 6-195 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 88.2), 3-117 (Ajinkya Rahane, 54.4), 4-142 (Hanuma Vihari, 67.2), 5-195 (Rishabh Pant, 87.4), 7-206 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 92.2), 8-210 (Navdeep Saini, 94.5), 9-216 (Jasprit Bumrah, 96.3), 10-244 (Mohammed Siraj, 100.4)
    BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
    Mitchell Starc 19.0 7 61 1 3.21 0 2
    Josh Hazlewood 21.0 10 43 2 2.05 1 0
    Pat Cummins 21.4 10 29 4 1.34 0 0
    Nathan Lyon 31.0 8 87 0 2.81 0 0
    Marnus Labuschagne 3.0 0 11 0 3.67 0 0
    Cameron Green 5.0 2 11 0 2.20 0 0
    1st Inn Australia
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Will Pucovski lbw: Saini 62 110 4 0 56.36
    David Warner c: Pujara b: Siraj 5 8 0 0 62.50
    Marnus Labuschagne c: Rahane b: Jadeja 91 196 11 0 46.43
    Steven Smith run out (Jadeja) 131 226 16 0 57.96
    Matthew Wade c: Bumrah b: Jadeja 13 16 2 0 81.25
    Cameron Green lbw: Bumrah 0 21 0 0 0.00
    Tim Paine b: Bumrah 1 10 0 0 10.00
    Pat Cummins b: Jadeja 0 13 0 0 0.00
    Mitchell Starc c: Gill b: Saini 24 30 2 1 80.00
    Nathan Lyon lbw: Jadeja 0 3 0 0 0.00
    Josh Hazlewood not out 1 6 0 0 16.67
    Total (105.4 Ov, RR: 3.20) 338/10
    Fall of wickets: 2-106 (Will Pucovski, 34.2), 1-6 (David Warner, 3.3), 3-206 (Marnus Labuschagne, 70.5), 10-338 (Steven Smith, 105.4), 4-232 (Matthew Wade, 76.5), 5-249 (Cameron Green, 84.5), 6-255 (Tim Paine, 88.5), 7-278 (Pat Cummins, 94.4), 8-310 (Mitchell Starc, 101.5), 9-315 (Nathan Lyon, 102.4)
    BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
    Jasprit Bumrah 25.4 7 66 2 2.57 0 0
    Mohammed Siraj 25.0 4 67 1 2.68 1 0
    Ravichandran Ashwin 24.0 1 74 0 3.08 0 0
    Navdeep Saini 13.0 0 65 2 5.00 0 3
    Ravindra Jadeja 18.0 3 62 4 3.44 0 2
  • Match Details
  • TossAustralia won the toss and elected to bat.
    Home TeamAustralia
    Score: 338 & 6d-312 | Overs: 105.4 & 87.0
    Away TeamIndia
    Score: 244 & 5-334 | Overs: 100.4 & 131.0
    SeriesAustralia vs India Test Series 2020/21
    UmpiresReiffel, P R
    Wilson, P
    Oxenford, B N J
    Match RefereeBoon, D C

The series is level at 1-1 at the moment and both Australia and India have had their moments in this Test series. Both teams have played some fantastic cricket and it has been a riveting series so far.

Australia’s batting has looked fragile and with Steve Smith not in the best of forms, the hosts have struggled to put up substantial scores on the board. In the three completed innings so far, their highest total is just 200.

David Warner’s return will bolster the side and he loves batting at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). He will be a big change at the top and there is a huge possibility of Will Pucovski opening the batting alongside him with Matthew Wade slotting back in the middle-order. Travis Head is likely to be dropped.

The Australian bowling unit is expected to remain the same and the onus will be on them once again to do the heavy lifting.

Davd Warner and Will Pucovski will likely open the batting.

Cricket Betting

As far as India are concerned, it was a matter of one bad session that cost them the first Test. If not for that, they have dominated most part of this Test series. The bowlers have been superb while the batting was good in the second Test. However, they have had a lot of injury troubles and are without quite a few first-choice players. Also, they don’t have a great record at the SCG where they have won only one Test match which came back in 1978.

India will have a couple of changes as well. Umesh Yadav has been ruled out of the series and one of Navdeep Saini or Shardul Thakur is going to replace him. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma was announced as India’s Test vice-captain and he is going to return to the Test side after more than a year. He is likely to open the batting. It remains to be seen who he comes in for.

Will the team management drop out-of-form Mayank Agarwal who has done well for most part of the last couple of years or Hanuma Vihari who has looked decent in the middle-order?

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Aus vs India Head to Head in Test Cricket

“We’ve got a great record here and for a lot of our guys it’s their home ground so they certainly love playing here, they love being at home and they enjoy the conditions. All of our bowlers are New South Welshmen so they know the wicket very well, they exploit the conditions very well and they bowl really well as a group here. 

Tim Paine. Australian Captain

Australia and India have played 100 Test matches against each other. Australia are well ahead with 43 wins while India have won 29 games and 27 Test matches have been drawn (one tie).

In Australia, the hosts have dominated as India have won just eight Test matches (out of 50) down under while 12 have been drawn.

Australia won the first Test at the Adelaide Oval before India pulled one back at the MCG. If India win this Test match, they will retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as they won it in the 2018-19 season.

The last time India played at the SCG, they racked up a massive 622 batting first. However, rain played a big part and the game ended in a draw.

Despite being inconsistent Australia are favourites to win this game.

Australia won the first Test at the Adelaide Oval before India pulled one back at the MCG. If India win this Test match, they will retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Expected starting X1

Australia:Tim Paine (c),David Warner, Will Pucovski, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood,, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade

India: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Mayank Agarwal/Hanuman Vihari , Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, T Natarajan, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj

Key players for the Australia vs India 3rd Test 2021

David Warner: David Warner will be back for the Aussies. The left-handed opener was missed quite a bit in the first two Tests as Australia have struggled at the top of the order.

Moreover, Warner has a stellar record at the SCG and has amassed 732 runs at an average of 66.55 which includes four hundreds and three half-centuries. He will certainly be the one to watch out for.

Cheteshwar Pujara: Cheteshwar Pujara has struggled in this series. The India No. 3 has mustered just 63 runs in four innings and has been undone by Pat Cummins on three occasions.

However, the last time Pujara played a Test match at the SCG, he racked up a mammoth 193. India will be hoping Pujara can return to his best and bat long and bat big in this Test match.

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